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OED - Oxford English Dictionary Online
The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of past and present words from across the English-speaking world. Browse or search this incredibly rich resource.
This online version contains two separate texts: the complete Second Edition and the New Edition in progress.
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- Remember that information on the Internet might be removed or moved to another site when you try to find it later. It is a good practice to save the material you wish to use for your research.
- Refer to a printed source, if available. Many Internet sources originated from print sources.
- Find out from your professor which style format s/he prefers. The most commonly used styles at St. Mary's University are MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association).
*Disclaimer: There is not complete agreement among the guides presently available in citing electronic sources. These examples are simply provided as a guideline. Whichever format you follow, make sure that you are consistent throughout your work.
- Double-space entire list, both between and within entries on the Works Cited Page.
- Entries must be alphabetized by author or, if there is no author, by title.
- Use reverse indentation (hanging indent) for all entries.